September 1, 2021
I just arrived back to my hotel from my week long retreat & I’m stoked. I’m stoked for life, my business, & most importantly….. my soul.
This week has been eye opening, in many of ways. I really put myself out of my comfort zone, in so many ways. If you know me at all…. I’m wicked extra & above all else I’m super Boujee. I CAMPED. Well for me, I camped. We stay in a tent. I called it a yurt. It basically was. It did have a shower, a “pull chain” shower ,I did not know what that was… I quickly found out. Luckily I had the most rad tent mate & we MacGyver’d that S#iT.
Have you ever been to California?
I have. I’ve also met California in a real life person. Her name is Mon Cheri. We Call her “Cher-ee”
I cannot make this shit up. Luckily for her Im obsessed with French culture so I could pronounce it correctly. Kudos to me. ✌
I enjoy traveling. I relish in my alone time. I call it “Anj time”. My soul requires it to function appropriately. So for me to share my intimate space (IN A FREAKING TENT) is huge for me. I was nervous as to whom they paired me with. I arrived before Miss California did. I started making myself comfortable, then I quickly realized how very little room there was in this tent. The “ANJ-BOMB” had arrived. Holla!!!!
I tried my best to keep my shit contained, I think I did fairly well. Trust me it could have been so much worse. Then after about 30-40 min. She arrives………..Mon Cheri. Happy. Confident. Super chill.
I’ve honestly never met anyone like her.
She isn’t afraid to speak her mind, stand up for herself, & call people out on their extremely contradictory behavior. Yet she delivers it in the most genuine & sincere manner.
I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you she is my new hero.
I learned more from her assertiveness than I did the entire retreat. We had honest, open , & real conversations at night in our tent. I witnessed her get publicly accosted ( in a slightly gentle manner) & handle that shit with true grace. It made me so uncomfortable I had to leave. I can’t handle conflict well, Im trying my best.
I witnessed this beauty handle it with nothing short of absolute true grace.
My motto has always been- “It’s not what you say…. but HOW you say it” . I stand by this rule. Yet I believe this is her unspoken legacy. I’ve never seen anyone handle the amount of BS she did, with true grit & tenacity.
I believe God puts every single person in your path for a reason, 100%. We are meant to encounter everyone we meet & learn something from them. Im not afraid to tell you I’ve spent a grand total of $6K on this trip.
It was worth every penny.
Thank you Cheri for teaching me grace, honesty, & true grit.
You are one RAD chick.
I love you & I cannot wait for you to visit New Hampshire.